Vancouver Island University has found itself embroiled in a human rights complaint over an adult male student who favoured diapers, the writings of Beatrix Potter and baby talk.
The human rights complaint was filed by Katrin Roth, VIU’s former director of human rights and workplace safety.
In it, she alleges the Nanaimo university failed to adequately support and protect professors, staff and students who were threatened by the middle-age man’s infantilist sexual fetishes.
One woman became so concerned she had her husband accompany her to a night class.
Another became frightened because it became obvious the man was watching her come and go from the university.
The Times Colonist is not identifying the man, but has reached out to him for comment.
The man’s alleged behaviour is chronicled in the 105-page complaint to the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.
In 2015, the complaint says, the man submitted as part of an English essay a photo of himself partially nude, save for a diaper. In the picture, he is pointing to a dirty diaper.
He asked for children’s books like those of Beatrix Potter and asked to be read to, the complaint says.
He communicated in childish, baby talk, the complaint says, citing the example of an email to an English teacher. The man opened the message with “Hewoh” and wrote of enjoying the day’s stories, “especially the pee pee part!”
In the same email, the complaint says, he said: “I sometimes call people poo poo heads,” explaining that he doesn’t like to swear and enjoyed alliteration.
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